Childs' Socks Pattern #392

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Size 6-8 years

1 skein Sock yarn 3 ply (1 oz. skein)
1 skein Sock yarn 3 ply, 1st c.c. (1 oz. skein)
1 skein Sock yarn 3 ply; 2nd c.c. (1 oz. skein)
1 pair knitting needles each No. 1 and No. 2
1 set sock needles No. 2
2 stitch holders
1 card Nylon for heel and toe reinforcement

GAUGE: 7 sts. = 1 inch

PATTERN: As on Sock No. 393

With m.c. and No. 1 needles cast on 48 sts. and work back and forth in ribbing K 1, P 1 for 1 inch. Incr. 1 st. at the beg. and end of last row of ribbing. Change to No. 2 needles and pattern. Work even until sock measures des. length to heel, ending with 16th row. Break off c.c. K across 14 sts. and slip them to a holder, work across next 22 sts. for instep and K across the rem. 14 sts. break off yarn. Attach m.c. and work over instep sts. only until 2 more patterns are completed. Break off c.c. and slip the sts. to a sock needle (2nd needle). HEEL: slip the 14 sts. from each holder to one needle for heel (make sure that center of heel is center of sock). Attach m.c. and Nylon and starting on right side K across heel needle only, decr. to 24 sts. in next row. P back. Now turn heel as follows: 1st row: * slip 1, K 1, repeat from * across row. 2nd row: P across. Repeat these 2 rows for 16 rows. Now shape heel: With right side facing you K 14, K 2 tog., K 1, turn, slip 1, P 5, P 2 tog., P 1, turn, slip 1, K 6, K 2 tog., K 1, turn, slip 1, P 7, P 2 tog., P 1, turn, slip 1, K 8, K 2 tog., K 1, turn. Continue this way working 1 more st. each row until 14 sts. are left on needle. Break yarn and cut off Nylon. Right side facing you, pick up with m.c. and a sock needle 8 sts. on one side of heel. K across 7 heel sts. (3rd needle). Take another sock needle, K the rem. 7 heel sts., pick up 8 sts. on other side of heel (1st needle). Work over 1st and 3rd needles only. 1st row: P back. 2nd row: K 1, slip 1, K 1, p.s.s.o. the K st., K to the last 3 sts. on 1st needle, K 2 tog., K 1. Repeat these 2 rows until there are 22 sts. on 1st and 3rd needles tog. Work as long as instep sts. Connect the 3 needles and work all around on sock needles until foot measures from tip of heel 5 inch. or 1 ½ inch. less than des. length. Now start to decr. for toe: 1st round: K to within 3 sts. of 1st needle, K 2 tog., K 1. On 2nd needle, K 1, slip 1, K 1 and p.s.s.o., K to within 3 sts., K 2 tog., K 1. On 3rd needle, K 1, slip 1, K 1 and p.s.s.o. K to end. 2nd round: K around. Repeat these 2 rounds until 12 sts. are left. Weave sts. tog. Sew up back seam. Steam lightly.

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